Fordhook 242 Bean is an OP, HEIRLOOM variety with 75 days maturity. No finer bush lima! 3-5 tasty, large, plump, pale green seeds per 4″ pod. 15-20″H sturdy, upright bush-type plants set pods that are easy to pick and shell. Heavy yields from mid-season to frost. Prolific even during drought and heat, making it perfect for growing in the South. Well adapted for Northern and Coastal climates. USES: Canning, Freezing, Fresh Markets, Home Gardens. Disease and Pest Resistant. Approximately 100 seeds per ounce or 1,600 seeds per pound. Lima beans are super-high in fiber and protein, but contain hardly a trace of fat. Their high magnesium content relaxes veins and arteries in the body, improving blood oxygen levels and the circulation of nutrients. Another super-food from your own back yard!
Companions: Beet (to bush beans only), cabbage family, carrot, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pea. Allies: Marigold deters Mexican bean beetles. Nasturtium and rosemary deter bean beetles. Summer savory deters bean beetles, improves growth and flavor. Enemies: Garlic, onion and shallot stunt the growth of beans. *Nitrogen-fixer in the soil – chop up plant and work it back into the soil.
Each seed packet contains approximately 200 seeds. Available from SeedGro, an American brand offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open-pollinated, hybrid, and heirloom untreated seeds.